| July/August 1977

PAUL G. SCHLOSSER, 64, of Waterloo, Indiana died Friday March 4,  1977 after having suffered from a sudden stroke three days earlier while working in his shop. He will be remembered as the 'Chief of the brown school bus full of quality engines that attended the Portland, Indiana and Matthews, Indiana Gasoline Engine Shows. Paul was a master mechanic and an expert in the restoration of gasoline engines. He was a retired school bus driver and 'semi' retired mechanic since he always had time to help a friend. Paul will be missed by his many friends and all who knew him as a gasoline engine hobbiest.

Submitted by Henry M. Shook, P. O. Box 7, Auburn, Indiana 46706.

RALPH J. VINCENT, 76, of Dover-Hartly Road, Dover, Delaware, died April 22, 1977, after a short illness.

He was a self-employed house and building mover and contractor.

Mr. Vincent owned a 1918 Holt U. S. Ordinance Dept. Crawler Artillery Tractor and a 1920, 25-45 Crossmotor Case Tractor. He used the Case tractor, along with a Case threshing machine for custom threshing operations years ago.

He was an exhibitor of his tractors at the Delaware State Fair Antique Machinery Show held each July, the Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collector's Assoc. Show, and the Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Engine Assoc. Show. He was a member of the Delaware Agricultural Museum Assoc, as well as other steam and gas engine associations and regularly attended the Old Threshermen's Reunion at Rough & Tumble Engineers Museum, Kinzer, Pa., along with other shows in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.


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